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Poster: Agricola Date: May 9, 2005 12:22pm
Forum: etree Subject: Failed upload

I uploaded a Country Joe McDonald show (6-1-86), and when I went to import it, I got the following message:
This directory or files contained within the directory have illegal characters in the name. To continue you will need to log into the FTP server and rename the files and directories.
I thought I followed the naming standards, and now I don't know what's required in terms of renaming. What to do?

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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: May 9, 2005 9:50pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Failed upload

Make sure none of the filenames have spaces in them. That is usually the issue. This includes the show folder.

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Poster: Agricola Date: May 9, 2005 10:14pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Failed upload

There are no spaces in any of the file names, including the folder. The only thing I can think of is that for each track, I used the format
nameyyyy-mm-ddt0#.flac16
where # refers to the track number. I did not include
d#
to refer to disk number because the show is one CD only, so I considered it superflous.

When I do get this figured out, I'm not sure of the procedure for making changes.

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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: May 10, 2005 4:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Failed upload

Can you give me your email address so I can check this out on the upload server?

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Poster: Agricola Date: May 10, 2005 10:14am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Failed upload

I successfully renamed the ffp file. But in doing so I noticed that there are 2 subfolders and four dat files. None is named consistent with convention, and I have no idea where they came from.

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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: May 10, 2005 10:21pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Failed upload

But in doing so I noticed that there are 2 subfolders and four dat files

Must be a temp file created by your FTP client. There was also 2 folders called "Cache" and "Data" - these were causing the issue. I deleted all of those.

The show will import as soon as the cjm abbreviation is related to an approved artist. You are no longer receiving the illegal character error message.

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2005-05-11 05:21:50

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Poster: Agricola Date: May 11, 2005 7:54am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Failed upload

Thank you.

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Poster: Agricola Date: May 11, 2005 9:29am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Failed upload

Associating cjm with Country Joe was one of the first things I did. It is now listed as associated. But the message stating that it is not associated is still there, and the option to import is not. How long before this takes?

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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: May 11, 2005 10:41pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Failed upload

It's immediate, and since it's not on the list then it hasn't been associated yet.

http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-band-abbrevs.php

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Poster: Agricola Date: May 10, 2005 10:12pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Failed upload

My email address is alecriddle charterDOTnet.
And driving down the road today I suddenly realized that I had not appended the artist and date to the beginning of the ffp file.
I don't know how to do that at this point. And I don't know whether doing so will require modification of the md5 file.

[munged the email- mod]

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-05-11 05:12:42